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I totally forgot to upload this. I thought some of you might be interested in the process I use for most of my paintings.

So here it is:
1 - Rough sketch. Getting the concept down without worrying too much about pretty lines.
2 - Clean sketch. Tracing the rough sketch on a new layer using a smaller brush and more precise lines.
3 - Colours. Blocking in colours underneath the sketch. Using blue/green/teal as a base and going from there.
4 - Forms. Rendering the forms and introducing lighter and darker tones.
5 - Detail. Introducing more colour variation, adding little things and bringing the piece to a finish.

I hope you find this helpful or at least entertaining. :D

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KioneM Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your process is amazing, it looks so clean. I just have one question, if you don't mind answering. How do you make the base sketch blend with the painting? Do you merge it to a single layer or how does that work? I've been trying a couple of techniques but I never seem to be able to get it to look this smooth and nice. 
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Yes, after step 3 I merge it all to one layer and paint on top. :]
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KioneM Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Awesome, thank you very much! 
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Nocscura Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is an amazing piece! Thank you for sharing the steps! How long did it take to finish this artwork?
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I think 3 days of consistent work (6-8 hours per day). ^^
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DaniEaston Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Hey, thank you. Your work is amazing...and showing the process, I can understand a little and try to do by myself (want to became a artist too) .... Tnk very much and continue your excelent work 
(Sorry bad english) 
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm glad it helps. And don't worry, your English is fine. :)
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Wesson87 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so talented. It really is great to see!
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Dweame Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
It's really beautiful! It looks helpful and I also think I'll never be able to paint like that. xD
I better work on that haha. :)
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Just keep going. :)
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Melinde-Mari Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This immediately reminded me of GW2 - Sylvari.

Besides that it's really well done!!!
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I have never seen the character though. :)
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Melinde-Mari Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a MMORPG
If you like RPG games, you might like GW2, it's really great, and to me, it's of the few that gives you more freedom in the game play.

My fave race to play with are the Sylvari. (Plant like people)
Your painting reminded me slightly of them, though really nicer, if could create a Sylvari like you painted that would be it! :D
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ChaloBlogg Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen a lot of times how people do digital drawings by a traditional pencil drawing, but I've never known how
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The sketch is digital as well. But it's the same principle you would apply to a pencil sketch.
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Pcossete Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOL !!!
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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annamariiart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Do you use reference photos? If yes then what sites do you use? :)
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I do use reference. I create a reference board (using the programme PureRef) for each bigger piece I'm painting. In this particular case, it contains images of water droplets on skin, faces that I like, colour schemes, leaves, lighting scenarios etc.
Generally, I save anything on my computer that I think is cool and could come in handy at some point. So I have a huge reference library of people, environments, clothing, hairstyles, plants, animals etc. etc. When I'm looking for something, I immediately know where to go and it helps me get a clear idea of the image I have in mind. Most of the stuff I got from Pinterest. :)
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annamariiart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the reply! I really appreciate it :) 
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Lady-Monarch Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student General Artist
This is amazing :) I love the colors
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thnak you!
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Lady-Monarch Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Your welcome :)
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Garrettsmash Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty good stuff, actually!
I have a question, if you don't mind.
Is there any logic behing the color variation? Any tips/tricks?
Keep up the awesome work!
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
Basically, when I'm chosing colours I follow what I've learnt in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJf4e5…
Other than that I collect photographs and movie stills that have awesome colour schemes and use those for inspiration and reference.
About the colour variation within a single coloured surface: It's mostly intuitive and I try stuff and see what looks good. But here is a video by Nathan Fowkes on colour and vibrancy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVafJf…
The whole thing is worth watching but he covers colour variation at 13:00 minutes better than I could. I hope that helps!
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Garrettsmash Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, I'll try to mess around too then xD
The first video was pretty basic, but the second is pure gold.
Thank you for sharing this, I owe you one!
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad I could help. :)
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